The Assessing Department is responsible for accurately determining the value of all Real and Personal Property located within the Town of Littleton for the purpose of taxation. Assessors are obliged to assess all property at its full and fair market value as of January 1st of the calendar year for the Fiscal Year which runs from July 1st to June 30th of the following year.
The Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) mandates that every city/town fully update its property assessments each fiscal year to reflect the fair market value. The updated property assessments are submitted to the DOR each fiscal year for their review and approval before Littleton's tax rate can be set by the town's Board of Selectmen.
The Assessors are responsible for the maintenance of all Real and Personal property data records.
Other functions of the Assessor's Office include:
- Abatements on Real Estate, Personal Property and Motor Vehicle Excise
- Chapter Land applications
- Personal exemptions
- Real Estate Tax Deferrals
- Personal Property Forms of List
- 3ABC/Charitable Organizations
- Income and Expense Forms
- Requests for Abutters Lists.
See link to Applications and Forms for more information
The Board of Assessors' meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7:30am in Room 205 in Town Hall.